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What is Google Brillo and when will it arrive?

What is Google Brillo and when will it arrive?

By 21 May 2015

Just last week Qualcomm was announcing a plan to get its chips into smart devices designed for the Internet of Things, and now Google is reportedly developing an operating system that they can run. It is allegedly gearing up to release the new software... >>

Apple HomeKit explained: How does it work and is there an app?

Apple HomeKit explained: How does it work and is there an app?

By 20 May 2015

Hot on the heels of the home automation trend, Apple introduced a new system last autumn - called HomeKit - that will enable you to have wireless and electronic control of your home, household features, activities, appliances, and more. HomeKit is not... >>

Honeywell Lyric vs Google Nest: What's the difference?

Honeywell Lyric vs Google Nest: What's the difference?

By 20 May 2015

Honeywell offers a couple of smart heating systems within its portfolio including the multi-zone Evohome and the Single Zone Thermostat. It also has another number up its sleeve though - known as Lyric - and while this smart thermostat is only available... >>

Calorie counting just got easy, Situ smart scale even tracks vitamin intake

Calorie counting just got easy, Situ smart scale even tracks vitamin intake

By 20 May 2015

We got our hands on the Situ Bluetooth smart scale to see just how it can help you lose weight, get healthier and make being food conscious easy. The idea behind the kickstarted Situ is to offer clear and accurate measurements of what you're putting into... >>

Honeywell Evohome vs Tado 2.0: What’s the difference?

Honeywell Evohome vs Tado 2.0: What’s the difference?

By 18 May 2015

There are several smart heating systems available, all of which offer the ability to control your heating remotely from a smartphone or tablet. Each system also has a variety of features though, and it will depend on what it is you want from your heating... >>

Intel reveals tech of the future: Skin data transfers, autonomous drones and more

Intel reveals tech of the future: Skin data transfers, autonomous drones and more

By 13 May 2015

Intel shows off what it's working on for the not-too distant future at its yearly event: Intel Future Showcase. We went along to see what it is we can expect in the future of tech. Intel had plenty on display from its own brand of wireless charging, that... >>

6 must-have smart bathroom gadgets that are available now

6 must-have smart bathroom gadgets that are available now

By 13 May 2015

Of all the rooms in your house, the bathroom probably isn't top of the priority list for splashing cash on gadgets, seeing as most of your time is probably spent elsewhere unless you are an avid bubble bath fan. But that's not to say the bathroom doesn't... >>

Sony’s Hue-like bulbs go one better, they have Bluetooth speakers in

Sony’s Hue-like bulbs go one better, they have Bluetooth speakers in

By 12 May 2015

Sony Japan has announced the consumer release of an app-controlled light bulb that has a Bluetooth speaker inside, so you can have music and suitable ambient lighting come from the same source. Having been first unveiled at IFA in Berlin last year as... >>

How to make your home smart for under £1000

How to make your home smart for under £1000

By 11 May 2015

A smarthome is no longer a distant dream of the future, it is very much something you can achieve now, whether you have a little bit of spare cash, or a lot. There are plenty of ways, devices and products that can all contribute to making your home a... >>

IFTTT compatible hardware: 25 devices to recipe your life

IFTTT compatible hardware: 25 devices to recipe your life

By 8 May 2015

IFTTT works on the statement: If This Then That, and it's a service that is commonly associated with the smarthome and connected devices. IFTTT allows you to create what the company calls "recipes" between what it refers to as "channels". In English,... >>